Friday, September 12, 2008

"Art of the Nude" Exhibit, South Wales

This painting is in the "Art of the Nude" exhibit at the Newport Museum and Art Gallery in South Wales. It made headlines back in 1947 and it made headlines again in the Daily Mirror in July, 2008. It is Gerald Festus Kelly's "Newport Nude". I guess the model with a cigarette in hand sitting on the bed is considered a bit risque by some. The show runs until Sept. 20, 2008. Here is a glimpse of the exhibit in slide show form on
I absolutely adore a lithograph by Harry Holland (1982) called "Homage to Electricity". There are also a couple of paintings by him that I can't see very well due to flash or distortion. Now I'm intrigued! I will have to research him.

1 comment:

JohnRWilson said...

Hello Amy -- Glad you liked the ART OF THE NUDE exhibit, and the work of Harry Holland.Here's some links for your info:
+ a video clip and blog entry to record the exhibition opening by Harry Holland
+ Harry Holland

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